News stories tagged with "corning"
Heuvelton, NY, Dec 28, 2009 — At the beginning of this year, we began a series called A Year of Hard Choices, looking at the challenges posed by economic losses and budget deficits. You can review all of our coverage on our website, ncpr.org. One of those stories introduced us to the Carpenters. Sharlene and Randy are both in their late 40s. They live in Heuvelton. Sharlene lost her job three days before Christmas last year. She made high tech glass lenses at the Corning plant in Canton. She was collecting unemployment. Her husband, Randy, had been laid off from a pallet mill three months earlier. Randy was looking for work at Fort Drum. Recently, David Sommerstein visited the Carpenters again to see how 2009 treated them, and what next year may have in store. Go to full article
Heuvelton, NY, Mar 24, 2009 — Yesterday in the first installment of our Year of Hard Choices series, we heard economics professor Greg Gardner say manufacturing jobs have been the early victims of the recession in the North Country. General Motors in Massena and Covidien in Watertown are shutting down entirely. Alcoa and New York Air Brake have laid off workers. Corning halved its workforce in 2008. That means hundreds of people around the North Country can no longer rely on a steady wage. They'll spend less at stores, theaters, restaurants, and car dealerships. Their lean times trickle down to local businesses, which may then suffer layoffs of their own. Sharlene Carpenter got her pink slip from Corning in late December, just a few months after her husband, Randy, lost his job at a local pallet mill. For today's installment in our Year of Hard Choices series, we check back with Sharlene and Randy Carpenter at their home in Heuvelton. As David Sommerstein reports, their time off of work hasn't been so bad, but tough choices loom ahead. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2008 — Earlier this month, Corning Incorporated, the high tech glassmaker, put up a list of names on the bulletin board in its plant in Canton. They were the names of 34 people whose last day of work would be three days before Christmas. Sharlene Carpenter of Heuvelton and Phil Furnace of Brasher saw their names on that list. They sat down with David Sommerstein to talk about being casualties of the economy and what the future holds. Corning began cutting its workforce in Canton more than a year ago. Furnace says his layoff was hard not to take personally. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2008 — Labor is criticizing the timing of layoffs at the Corning plant in Canton. The high-tech glassmaker is cutting 34 jobs at the same time the plant will shut down for two weeks over the holidays to save money. The union says workers will essentially lose their jobs three days before Christmas. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Dec 10, 2003 — Corning Incorporated's announcement last week that it will consolidate two of its product lines in Canton is good news for the plant and the St. Lawrence County economy. But the number of new jobs to be created is already more modest than original estimates. And as David Sommerstein reports, expansion brings additional pressures. Go to full article
Dec 05, 2003 — Corning Incorporated's plant in Canton will be the beneficiary of an extended slump in the computer industry. Corning announced yesterday it is closing two high-tech glass plants and consolidating their production in Canton. The move will create 70 new jobs. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article